Portable generators in emergencies - U.S. Fire Administration
Dealing with mold issues and removal from long-term power outages. Dept. of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University
The safe use of chain saws
when removing downed trees or limbs. University of Missouri
Snow loading, the downward force exerted on structures by the weight of accumulated snow, may result in damage to roofs or the actual collapse of the roof itself. In addition to snow accumulation there are other conditions that may contribute to snow loading problems and the potential for roof collapse:
(1) adding insulation to the roof without ventilation may cause condensation & eventual rotting of the rafters or deck;
(2) re-roofing with three or more layers of shingles;
(3) not correcting observable symptoms of structural problems.
Cornell University resources:
Attic condensation problems and ice dams can lead to extensive damage to home roofs.
Heavy Snow Loads can lead to barn roof failure.
Barn roof collapses in New York State (1999 analysis).
Dos and Don'ts of Barn Snow Removal
Tree Damage: Assessing and Recovery from Storms
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC):
Storm recovery kit - National Arbor Day Foundation addresses Can These Trees Be Saved?, Tree First Aid, and Watch Out for Scam Artists.
The Tree Emergency Manual for Public Officials - Community Forest Education Project, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Monroe County, NY
Urban tree management: Community Forestry Program, Cornell University
Find a certified tree arborist - International Society of Arboriculture
Tree Emergency Plan Worksheet - For: Urban and Community Foresters, Community Leaders, Public Works and Parks Departments, Planners, Councils, and other Public Officials
Forests and Maple Sap Production
University of New Hampshire (1998 Ice Storm):
Forest Manager Resources: USDA Forest Service Northeastern Research Station